In my list below of current Patriots players and in their careers thus far who do you think they best compare to RIGHT NOW in the NFL-Who has had similar success,failure? The player you compare them to must be a current player and on a current NFL Team. Please answer with NO added extra players or positions to this list other than the players below I would like you to compare him to,that way it keeps the thread shorter somewhat,just the guys I mentioned on here..... TOM BRADY - I compare him to a very young Brad Johnson BUT ONLY when Brad was much younger - Both are very smart in the pocket,make few errors and find the open guy,Manning has a different type of play so I don't think he resembles Brady when it comes to Quarterback presence and positioning. LAWRENCE MARONEY - Runs like Steven Jackson,Looks like Steven Jackson,Has a body and statue similar to Steven Jackson and has had a decent Rookie start like Steven Jackson. BEN WATSON - When he plays well he looks like an Alge Crumpler out there,Good hands and presence awareness of where he is on the field and who is guarding him...Last year was not his best but I will give him a pass on it because the wide receiver situation as a whole was a problem much of last year. DAN KOPPEN - Must compare him to Jeff Saturday - Both are relatively quiet,media friendly,protect their respective QBs well,rarily fumble a snap and go about their business of playing well at what is concidered by many to be one of the hardest,if not THE hardest position to play in football-Much respected guys and play like one another. WES WELKER - Has better stats and play than Tim,but I compare him to Tim Dwight who also has the heart and desire to succeed no matter where he is on the field and make those tough catches when it counts and play well as kickoff returners,both are small guys but with hearts the size of their bodies. RICHARD SEYMOUR - Must be compared to a guy like Michael Strahan - Both big but fast athletes who are capable of plugging running lanes and getting after the runner in the backfield and rushing the passer well at times too,both are tough to handle one on one. TEDI BRUSCHI - I think this pick is relatively easy..To me its Zach Thomas who plays just as hard,Plays well and even though not the biggest guy on the field,puts forth 100% effort every time and gives his team a lift when its needed or makes a big play at a crucial time..There is no better comparison to our Tedy than Zach right now. ASANTE SAMUEL - Must go with Dre Bly to compare,Great instincts,superb speed and covers opposing receivers well most of the time,Both have had some lousy games but bounce back with a big one usually the next week or two after. RODNEY HARRISON - Another one who I think is a no brainer as a brutal hard hitting safety comparison would have to be Sean Taylor - Sean may actually hit harder and play more fierce,Theres not too many other guys that play the game the way Rodney has and Sean is one of them - Both smart and put fear into the eyes of receivers,Ask that kicker in the Pro-Bowl who probably still is woozy from the hit he received by Sean. As far as the coaching goes our BILL BELICHICK gets a comparison in MIKE SHANAHAN - The best coaches in the game and Mike is the only one to come close in comparison to our BB.